Saturday, June 30, 2007

Coal Impoundment Locations

Reader and soon to be Doctor Deaner has sent Catholicgauze an online GIS website showing coal impoundment locations in America.

Impoundments are sort of dams which hold coal slurry waste. These sites are necessary environmental hazards. Besides the standard risks of having slurry lakes, the dams have broken in the past creating killer waves which destroy everything in its path. Catholicgauze is glad the site says there are no impoundments nearby and that he lives in an area so flat that a major river flows backwards when it floods.

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